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Gd(0001): A Semi-Infinite Three-Dimensional Heisenberg Ferromagnet With Ordinary Surface Transition

Published

Author(s)

C S. Arnold, David P. Pappas

Abstract

By comparing the surface and bulk magnetizaiton of smooth, well-ordered Gd samples, we show that the surface has an ordinary transition, I.e. a common curie temperature for surface and bulk. A quantitative statistical analysis of the temperature dependent magnetization is presented. Critical exponents for both surface, Βs = 0.83 1 0.04, and bulk, ΒB = 0.376 1 0.015, are consistent with the semi-infinite Three-Dimensional Heisenberg model with homogeneous exchange.
Citation
Physical Review Letters
Volume
85
Issue
24

Keywords

critical phenomena, magnetic thin films, surface magnetism

Citation

Arnold, C. and Pappas, D. (2000), Gd(0001): A Semi-Infinite Three-Dimensional Heisenberg Ferromagnet With Ordinary Surface Transition, Physical Review Letters (Accessed July 14, 2024)

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Created December 10, 2000, Updated October 12, 2021